Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Trees Jars

 Winter Trees. "All the complicated details of the attiring and the dis attiring are completed! A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches. Thus having prepared their buds against a sure winter the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold." William Carols Williams.

 December was speckled with many beautiful snow jars and globes, and we knew our turn would come to create our Winter version in the month of January. As Christmas brings with it many beautifully decorated trees, January Winter bears strong, courageous trees standing in the cold, kissed by the fresh fallen snow to decorate them as they endure a harsh Winter freeze.

 And just when you think nothing but beautifully, snow covered trees exist, you come across a charming  little church to duck into for warmth and to sit awhile in the presence of God.

 You may remember these jars from our DIY Pedestal Jar post. These have been a go to since we made them for many different purposes, and now, for our Winter Trees Jars.

                  We found a bag of different sized trees at the craft store.

As well as snowflakes and Buffalo snow on sale.

We used Krylon's Spray Adhesive on our tress and than applied a mixture of snowflakes, snow flurry and a little Epsom salt to the trees. This is a very strong smelling spray and we used it outdoors.

                       We applied a good Winter snow on our trees.

Four our snow globes, we spray painted the jar lids with Krylon's Dover White Spray Paint.

 Once the lids were dry, we glued to the insides of the lids a small piece of snow blanket.

                    Next, we glued our dry flocked trees to the snow blanket jar lids.

                               To our clean dry jars, we added some snow.

To complete the snow globes, we placed our lids on top of the jar and secured the lid. Gave the jar a gentle little shake to move around the loose snow.

                     We made some snow globes with one or more trees.

We also made a snowflake snow globe by using snowy tree garland scraps, loose snow and a couple tiny plastic white snowflakes.

                    So pretty and sparkly, just like a Winter's snow should be.

To assemble our Winter Tree Jars, we started with clean dry jars and added our snow mix. Next we added in our tree arrangements and Church. We did not glue the trees or Church to the jars as a permanent fixture.

We used an old tray to display our jars on and covered it abundantly with more Winter snow.

Sleep well Winter Trees for all the earth sleeps now and will awaken come Spring.

Just as the trees sleep and rest during the Winter, so we should renew and rejuvenate ourselves by nourishing our mind, body and spirit with healing foods, life giving thoughts and spending time with God. Be inspired, get creative!

                                                    The heavens declare the glory of God;
                                                    the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
                                                    Psalm 19:1

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  1. I REALLY adore this! I would love to do this on my mantle. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Another beautiful winterscape!! Your house must be so beautiful with all of your pretty, wintry touches!

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  3. These are so cute! I really really love them! Visiting from 52 Mantels!
    Love, Olga

  4. so very pretty...you've done a great job decorating for winter...xo

  5. What a perfect winter decoration! They look great!

    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I will be featuring this tomorrow! :)

  6. These are beautiful! I'm hosting a Winter Wonderland link party on Monday and would love it if you linked these up!

  7. I LOve this. I have been looking for winter decor ideas. I just bought a bag of bottle brush trees on sale for 80%off. Now I know what to do with them.

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to my Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back tomorrow when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is LOVE. :)